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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter , everyone!

Above is a favorite picture of my granddaughter when she was just one, all dressed up for Easter dinner. This year's Easter is topsy-turvy, with my mother in a nursing home, a friend in the hospital, and no Easter dinner here at the house - everyone's plans are hectic and unsettled. I'm in the kitchen making an Easter cake/birthday cake for my boy , and trying to figure out how to make a festive lactose-free cake for him without the inches of our favorite cream-cheese frosting. I'll add some pictures as the day goes on, but I just wanted to wish you all a joyful Easter Day right now - before anything else changes:) Hope your day is a lovely one!

love to you -

Update: it was a funny day, with me puttering around in the kitchen, making an asparagus frittata for breakfast/brunch, then on to an Italian Olive Oil orange cake for my lactose-intolerant son ( with a frosting made from a new cookbook for those allergy sufferers) - then finished with that lovely coconut-chocolate pudding, all were a big hit! On a whim, I made a poached chicken salad with cherry infused dried cranberries, goat cheese and walnuts, with a lemon poppyseed dressing, inspired by, of all places, a salad I'd bought from Target when I was starving! My son and his lovely new ( and serious ) girlfriend arrived at 6 ish, and we had a lovely few hours browsing through family photo albums . While I missed the usual Easter Day with friends and granddaughter and daughter, my thoughts were with my Mum, now in a nursing home, and a dear friend doing poorly in the hospital. I meant to take some pictures of the glorious pansies, and lilies, and dear family who did come by to visit, but I forgot - you know how it is. Spending time "in the moment" has a way of being distracting.
I hope your day was wonderful, and wish you a blessed Easter night and Easter Monday....
with love,


La Table De Nana said...

She looked adorable..Have a Happy Easter too..The cake will be good:)

katrina said...

Nana - your beautiful, beautiful blog has brought back a calm and happy Spring/Easter day to look forward to, thank you for that. You have such a gift for beauty.
And the Italian Olive Oil cake for my son looks, and smells delightful - you were right:)

Kirsten said...

Good Morning, Katarina. Happy Easter to you, too.

Barb said...

Hi Katrina! Your granddaughter is just too precious for words - I can certainly understand why it is a favorite photo.

In spite of all the difficult things in your life at present, I hope you had a lovely Easter.

When is your son's b'day? My husband's b'day was yesterday - Easter Sunday - which has only occurred one other time and not again until 2021. It was fun to celebrate them both.

katrina said...

Happy Easter Monday, Kirsten - I hope your Easter Day was beautiful!

katrina said...

No kidding, Barb - that's my brother's birthday, too! My son is an April Fool - and my Dad was the 22nd of March - all the boys in my family are ( or were, my Dad died several years ago) Aries. Those Aries are something else:)

From the Kitchen said...

Hello. I just came over from Martha's to check out your hot cross muffin recipe and decided to hang around. I'll be back and hope you stop by to visit me.


katrina said...

Great to meet you, Bonnie - and I'm off to check out your blog!